Sophia Steeden

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Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My interest in Hypnotherapy and other alternative therapies such as N.L.P. (neuro linguistic programming), Life Coaching, Reiki and Crystals began many years ago when I developed a condition called Dystonia Spasmodic Torticollis. In simple terms, the brain sends a continual message to a couple of muscle groups in my neck instructing them to turn right. As a PA at the time, I found it was becoming very uncomfortable and painful to sit at a computer all day, and eventually resigned.  It was a tough time for me to find myself, normally a very positive person, experiencing a multitude of emotions, mainly negative and I suffered with stress symptoms.  I gradually built up strategies and techniques to deal with this condition and treatment works well at keeping this condition at a comfortable level now, but relaxation is very important too.  As I had given up smoking with the help of Hypnotherapy, I wondered if it would help with relaxation and pain relief – it did! That was the turning point in my life and I retrained as a Clinical  Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Reiki Practitioner.

I gained the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD), accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Council, and gained additional qualifications in N.L.P. and Stress Management, and since then have done further CPD (Continual Professional Development) training courses in other areas such as EMDR, Life Coaching, Time-line therapy, Reiki and Crystal healing.

I find my job very satisfying, to be able to help others in achieving their goals and gaining a new zest for life all helps me to feel very positive about my future too.

I feel very passionately that we can all help ourselves quite easily, by taking time to stop and listen to what is going on in our mind and body, and also taking control of our thoughts with the help of alternative therapies. After all, 'you are what you think', so if you think positively about yourself and the things and people around you it stands to reason that you will feel positive. On the flip side, if you think negatively then the reverse will happen and unhelpful patterns will surface in our behaviour. Sometimes it just takes a little help to achieve positive goals, and that’s where I come in!

Please contact me for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your particular concern. The list is endless but just a few of the areas that can easily and effectively be treated are: weight loss, smoking, sports performance, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, IBS, exam nerves, public speaking, phobias, anxiety, natural childbirth and so much more.. I can also help you to work through past traumas and stresses, which will enable you to move forward in to a bright new future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
NLP Practitioner
Diploma in Life Coaching
Stress Management Diploma
Diploma in Nutrition
EMDR Practitioner
Diploma Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Stomach Banding        Licenced Hypnothin Practitioner - Weight Control & Management    Accredited One2One Diet Consultant
Reiki Master Practitioner
Timeline Practitioner
Mental Health First Aider - MHFA England 

These qualifications are recognised and independently accredited by:

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) ~
National College of Further Education (NCFE) ~
General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) ~
Hypnotherapy Association (HA) ~
The International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM) ~
UK Reiki Federation -                                                         MHFA England -

Registered with The General Hypnotherapy Register -
Validated by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council

Registered with CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

Registered as an approved CNHC practitioner as recommended by the Department of Health

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Exam Nerves
Driving test success
Any many many more....


£70.00 - £350.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Additional information

It is important for you to know how I can help you before you decide to go ahead, and I therefore offer a free initial consultation, where I allow time to go into the first session there and then. However, there is no obligation for you to proceed with treatment. Over 15 minutes or so, we can talk about what you are seeking help with and how hypnotherapy, NLP and the other therapies I offer would be able to help. Most of all, it gives you an opportunity to meet with me and decide whether I am the right person for you. I always allow time after the consultation to go into a first session if you wish to proceed. However, as stated above there is no obligation to do this if you do not wish.

Sessions are approximately 60 minutes and usually a week apart. The number of sessions required can vary according to each individual and what we are working to achieve, but in most cases a course of three sessions is all that is necessary. The first three sessions are charged at £195 payable at the first meeting, which includes a discount of £15, as a normal one off session costs £70. Visit my website for full list of therapies used, treatments and fees.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I will do my best to accommodate clients, but if it's not possible for a client to make a weekday appointment, I will endeavour to fit weekend dates into my diary; charged at a higher rate.

Further information

I am based in Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7LN, and easily accessible by car from Andover, Winchester, Newbury, Basingstoke and all surrounding towns/villages.  There is easy access to parking close by - a location map can be forwarded in advance of your appointment.

Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sophia Steeden
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